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Writing Centre instructors can help you with any questions relating to your writing process.

Students collaborating at the Learning Commons

During Capilano University’s temporary shift to online due to the evolving COVID-19 context, the Writing Centre instructors are available to support students on Zoom.

This delivery method will be reassessed as of January 24, 2022, and we look forward to supporting students in person on the North Van campus as soon as it is deemed safe.

Please note that our asynchronous email service has been discontinued. We’re focusing our support on Zoom, which has experienced greater use by CapU students.

Spring 2022 Writing Centre Support Schedule

Join us on Zoom

Writing Centre instructors are available via Zoom to help you with your writing assignments during the following times:

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
10-11:30 Meet with an Instructor Meet with an Instructor Meet with an Instructor Meet with an Instructor Meet with an Instructor
11:30-1 Meet with a Peer Tutor Meet with a Peer Tutor Meet with a Peer Tutor Meet with a Peer Tutor Meet with a Peer Tutor
1-2:30 Meet with an Instructor Meet with an Instructor Meet with an Instructor Meet with an Instructor Meet with an Instructor
2:30-4 Meet with an Instructor Meet with an Instructor Meet with an Instructor Meet with an Instructor Meet with an Instructor
7-9 Meet with a Peer Tutor Meet with a Peer Tutor Meet with a Peer Tutor Meet with a Peer Tutor  

All sessions are first come, first served. No appointment necessary. Students must have a CapU email and student ID.

When other students are waiting, meetings will not exceed 20 minutes. Please be prepared to stay in the waiting room until it is your turn and the instructor lets you in.

So that all CapU students can take advantage of this support, please don’t expect to have more than two Zoom consultations per week.

How we can help

Writing Centre instructors can help you with any questions relating to your writing process, including but not limited to:

  • understanding a course text;
  • planning an assignment;
  • getting feedback on a draft;
  • making sense of errors that your course instructors have flagged in their assignment feedback;
  • engaging with, integrating, and documenting source material using MLA, APA, Chicago, or any other academic style; and
  • understanding academic integrity and avoiding plagiarism.

In accordance with our usual practices at the Writing Centre, instructors and Peer Tutors are not available to edit/proofread your work.

Instead, we will highlight errors in a portion of your assignment, provide some general comments, and point you in the direction of relevant resources. Please see our statement on Proofreading vs. Instructional Editing.

Contact

Have questions?

Writing Centre


604 984 4956 , ext. 4956
Library Building, room LB126
writingcentre@capilanou.ca

Please note the new location.